Review: Donnafugatta ‘Lighea’ Zibibbo 2016

A light, aromatic white wine that tastes like a Sicilian beach vacation.
Donnafugatta ‘Lighea’ Zibibbo
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Reviewed on 08-02-2018
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Rating A-
Style White
Variety
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Italy
ABV 12.5%
Price $18.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Boozy Beach Trips, Drinking Outside the Lines, Wine Geeks

Drink If You Like

Gewürztraminer, Muscat / Moscato , Sauvignon Blanc

The Full Review

"Zibibbo" is a Sicilian cultivar of Muscat of Alexandria, an ancient grape varietal found across the Mediterranean. It is particularly associated with the small island of Pantelleria, where it can be used to make sweet wines, or dry, floral wines like "Lighea". This bottling has a pale color and highly perfumed aromas of candied citrus and rose, with a hint of incense. Flavors include candied lemon and a hint of sea salt. It's light and fairly dry, but has lots of fruit flavors and a small bit of sweetness. If you're looking for a wine that captures the essence of the Sicilian coast, look no further. Try it if you like very aromatic wines like Gewürztraminer and crisp wines like Sauvignon Blanc.